Tar-Ancalimë

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Tar-Ancalimë
Númenórean
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"Queen Ancalime the Princess Shepherdess" by Sara M. Morello
Biographical Information
Other namesEmerwen Aranel (Q, "Princess Shepherdess")[1]
TitlesRuling Queen of Númenor
LocationNúmenor
LanguageAdûnaic, Sindarin and Quenya
BirthS.A. 873[2]
Armenelos
RuleS.A. 1075 - 1280 (205 years)[2]
DeathS.A. 1285[2] (aged 412)
Family
HouseHouse of Elros
ParentageAldarion and Erendis[3]
SpouseHallacar[2]
ChildrenAnárion[2]
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Tar-Ancalimë

Tar-Ancalimë was the seventh ruler and first Ruling Queen of Númenor, her reign spreading over 205 years, longest after that of Elros Tar-Minyatur.[2]

History[edit]

When Ancalimë was four years old her father Aldarion left his family to return to the sea. When he did, his wife Erendis took Ancalimë from Armenelos to be raised in the pastures of Emerië. Ancalimë's only childhood companion was Zamîn and she saw few men. Her mother sought to feed her daughter with her own bitterness towards men.[4]

She withdrew to the countryside of Emerië, rejecting all of the many suitors who sought her royal hand. While she was dwelling in the sheep-lands of Númenor she acquired the title Emerwen Aranel, which is Quenya for "Princess Shepherdess".[1]

Though she rejected her courting nobles, she grew close to a shepherd by the name of Mámandil, but after a while Ancalimë was angered to discover that Mámandil was no shepherd, but another noble suitor, Hallacar son of Hallatan of Hyarastorni.[1]

Both Tar-Ancalimë and Hallacar were fifth-generation descendants of Tar-Vardamir, and the marriage was more one of politics than of love. The Queen aimed to produce of an heir in order to prevent her first cousin Soronto from ascending the throne if she died childless.[1]

Following the birth of their son, there was strife between Hallacar and Tar-Ancalimë.[2]

Ancalimë had forbidden her serving-women to marry, but Hallacar arranged their weddings and a wedding feast at his house in Emerië in secret and invited Ancalimë. When Ancalimë arrived with her serving-women and learned the true nature of the feast, she was furious and refused to attend. It was too far for her to ride back alone, so she listened to the laughter of the feast from her chamber alone, imagining it to be mockery directed at her. Afterwards Ancalimë hated Hallacar.[1]

She was succeeded by her son, Tar-Anárion. She died in S.A. 1285, at the age of 412 years.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Ancalimë (pron. [aŋˈkalime]) is a Quenya name. Its meaning is not glossed, but Paul Strack suggests it means "Brightest" as a feminised form of ancalima ("brightest"),[5], which consists of the superlative or intensive prefix an- and the element calima ("bright").[6] It is possible that her parents gave her this name, because she was beautiful even from birth.[4] Like all the rulers of Númenor who took their royal names in Quenya, Ancalimë added the prefix tar- ("high") to her name when she received the Sceptre.[7]

Genealogy[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vardamir Nólimon
S.A. 61 - 471
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Amandil
192 - 603
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nolondil
b. 222
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Elendil
350 - 751
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axantur
b. 395
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beregar
unknown
 
Núneth
unknown
 
Tar-Meneldur
543 - 942
 
Almarian
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cemendur
b. 575
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Erendis
771 - 985
 
Tar-Aldarion
700 - 1098
 
Ailinel
b. 712
 
Orchaldor
unknown
 
Almiel
b. 729
 
Hallatan
b. 711
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soronto
b. 799
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAR-ANCALIMË
873 - 1285
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hallacar
852 - 1211
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tar-Anárion
1003 - 1404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Two daughters
unknown
 
Tar-Súrion
1174 - 1574
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References

Tar-Ancalimë
House of Elros
Born: S.A. 873 Died: S.A. 1285
Preceded by:
Tar-Aldarion
7th Ruler/1st Ruling Queen of Númenor
S.A. 1075 - 1280
Followed by:
Tar-Anárion


Kings of Númenor
Elros Tar-Minyatur (S.A. 32 - 442) · Tar-Vardamir* (442) · Tar-Amandil (442 - 590) · Tar-Elendil (590 - 740) · Tar-Meneldur (740 - 883) · Tar-Aldarion (883 - 1075) · Tar-AncalimëQ (1075 - 1280) · Tar-Anárion (1280 - 1394) · Tar-Súrion (1394 - 1556) · Tar-TelperiënQ (1556 - 1731) · Tar-Minastir (1731 - 1869) · Tar-Ciryatan (1869 - 2029) · Tar-Atanamir (2029 - 2221) · Tar-Ancalimon (2221 - 2386) · Tar-Telemmaitë (2386 - 2526) · Tar-VanimeldëQ (2526 - 2637) · Tar-Anducal (2637 - 2657) · Tar-Alcarin (2657 - 2737) · Tar-Calmacil (2737 - 2825) · Tar-Ardamin (2825 - 2899) · Ar-Adûnakhôr (2899 - 2962) · Ar-Zimrathôn (2962 - 3033) · Ar-Sakalthôr (3033 - 3102) · Ar-Gimilzôr (3102 - 3177) · Tar-Palantir (3177 - 3255) · Ar-Pharazôn (3255 - 3319)
* Immediately abdicated in favour of his son · Q Ruling Queens · Usurped throne. Later struck off the Line of Kings · Usurped throne from his cousin Tar-Míriel